Hillick & Hobbs, Seneca Lake (Finger Lakes, New York) Dry Riesling Estate Vineyard 2020

($35):  As one of California’s leading winemakers, Paul Hobbs needs no introduction.  The Finger Lakes should be thrilled to have him making wine there because his wines, at least based on these first two vintages, will bring widespread acclaim to the area.  Hillick and Hobbs, named after his parents, Joan Hillick and Edward Hobbs, is Hobbs’ first East Coast venture.  Both the 2019 and 2020 vintages of this Riesling are sensational.  The electrifyingly dry 2020 delivers a saline minerality.  It has good weight, yet it is not heavy.  Deep and long, it finishes with a delectable hint of bitterness.  It is an exhilarating wine.
96 Michael Apstein Sep 6, 2022